Organ Donation

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Individuals interested in donating their organs, corneas and/or tissue upon death can do so by registering with the Donate Life California Organ & Tissue Donor Registry. An individual’s registration serves as a document of gift as outlined in the California Uniform Anatomical Gift Act. A document of gift ensures a person’s desire to share their life-saving organs and tissue will be honored. That gift, not revoked by the donor before death, is irreversible and does not require the consent of any other person. It also authorizes any examination necessary to ensure the medical acceptability of the anatomical gift.

To register as an organ, eye and tissue donor in California, an individual can check “YES!” on their driver license or ID application or renewal form with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Individuals can also register online at

If an individual is not registered, it becomes the decision of the next of kin whether organs and/or tissues will be donated.

If an individual is a registered donor but is under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian will make the final decision about organ and tissue donation. Resources:

Donate Life California

3465 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 410

San Diego, CA 92108


Donor Network West

12667 Alcosta Boulevard, Suite 500

San Ramon, CA 94583



3465 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 410

San Diego, CA 92108



221 South Figueroa Street, Suite 500

Los Angeles, CA 90012


Sierra Donor Services

1700 Creekside Oaks Drive, Suite 220

Sacramento, CA 95833


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